STD 8

RFC 854

Telnet Protocol Specification, May 1983

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc854.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INTERNET STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 764
Updated by:
RFC 5198
Authors:
J. Postel
J.K. Reynolds
Stream:
[Legacy]

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC0854

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Abstract

This is the specification of the Telnet protocol used for remote terminal access in the ARPA Internet. The purpose of the TELNET Protocol is to provide a fairly general, bi-directional, eight-bit byte oriented communications facility. Its primary goal is to allow a standard method of interfacing terminal devices and terminal-oriented processes to each other. It is envisioned that the protocol may also be used for terminal-terminal communication ("linking") and process-process communication (distributed computation). This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community. Hosts on the ARPA Internet are expected to adopt and implement this standard. Obsoletes NIC 18639.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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